Morning Mix: Palin Does Labor Day


Will she, won’t she, will she, won’t she?  That’s how former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin makes the media dance.  And it has become a frenzy this weekend, as Palin hits Iowa about as hard as any of the declared presidential candidates out there.

Palin spent her Labor Day weekend telling new reporters in the state that there’s room for more candidates in the presidential race, while she told fans and supporters that they need to be freed from “crony capitalism” and “career politicians.” “You must vet a candidate’s record…You must know their ability to successfully reform and actually fix problems that they are going to claim that they inherited.”

She hit every note her followers wanted to hear — except one. Although the crowds chanted “Run, Sarah, run!” she provided no real answer to if she will be declaring herself.

And the ability to do so may be almost over –  recent polling shows only 25 percent of Republicans want her in, while 71 want her out.  Still, the support of a full 25 percent of the GOP would put her pretty near frontrunner status already, considering the leaders in polling never seem to garner the preference of more than 30 percent of respondents.

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Sylvia M.
Sylvia M6 years ago

She won't run. As Lawrence O'Donnell pointed out, generally by now, if a person is running, he or she has the team of advisors in place-campaign manager, finance control, experts on foreign affairs, domestic policy economists, etc. So, since she doesn't, I doubt she will run. First off, she certainly wouldn't want to PAY anyone for advice she won't follow anyway. She's just going to keep showing up, an irritant like a little sibling, at future functions, and giggle and get in her bus and head to the next spot. And for the unfortunate, she will speak.... perhaps doing her part for the economy, sales of those malleable little earplugs will spike.

Igor M.
Igor m6 years ago

Can we not talk about what is irrelevant?

She is not running. She pops up everywhere. She looks damn good, though ... if she only did not talk ...
It looks like she might be a decoy ... but to what? Where? She is probably nothing like that. But what is she? A cheerleader?

mike d.
mike d6 years ago

The Woman is flat out stupid!!!!

Does the "most powerfull" nation in the World really want her as leader, I find it incredible that her name and potential President of the USA is actually deemed by some trailer park peoples as a good fit.

Please stop reporting on her and that is directed at alll media, in fact by jumping in with this lame post I am actually indirectly promoting this ridiculous potential scenario.

Lets see now PALIN President and GLEN BECK as VP...cant get any worse than that!!!

Alberta Gentleman

I wouldn't vote for her!

Alfred Supe
Alfred Supe6 years ago

I notice she didn't vet herself. Hmmmmm, I wonder why???

Sharon H.
Sharon H6 years ago

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Rob K.
Rob Keenan6 years ago

The way you keep dispencing all this propaganda,Diane O.,you belong on Fake Noise,not on Care2.An accompished woman?Sarah Palin is a whiner who,I'll repeat,is incoerent half the time.During the 1960s she and her family would have been called white trash.

Sharon H.
Sharon H6 years ago

Sorry...are considered as one....don't want Diane correcting me on my typo.

Sharon H.
Sharon H6 years ago

Elizabeth...I have pointed the 50 states and 7 territories thing out to these people SEVERAL times, but for some reason, they choose to ignore it.....I even went as far to name the territories....Guam, Puerto Rico, Us Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Midway Islands, and various outlying islands grouped and considered as one.....
You know, every educated, intelligent man and woman in this country all have the same opinion of Palin...she's a joke, a quitter, an animal killer, and a media whore. The only ones who support or admire her are either idiots, ignorant, or uneducated......or dumb horny men.

Mary Ann F.
Mary Ann F6 years ago

Sarah Palin celebrating Labor Day is hypocritical, unless she thinks it refers to childbirth.